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    Strengthening the Polish Armed Forces: A Deterrent Against Aggression

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    In a recent event named “Jesienny ogień” (Autumn Fire) held at the Land Forces Training Center in Bemowo Piskie, Poland, the Minister of National Defense, Mariusz Błaszczak, emphasized the need for a strong Polish military. This event, combining a military picnic with dynamic displays of military equipment, showcased Poland’s commitment to bolstering its defense capabilities.


    Minister Błaszczak began by recalling the events of September 17, 1939 when Soviet Russia invaded Poland. Poland was then defending itself against the dual aggression of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, a challenging situation akin to a stab in the back.

    Fortifying Poland’s Defense

    Minister Błaszczak stressed the importance of maintaining a robust Polish Armed Forces to deter potential aggressors. He specifically mentioned concerns about Russia’s resurgence. The goal is to ensure that the Polish military can defend every inch of Polish soil.

    The Minister pointed out that the strategy for defending Poland was quite different before 2015, with a reliance on the Vistula River as a defensive line. This approach shifted with the recognition that Poland could not solely depend on allied forces for its defense.

    NATO Alliance and Self-Reliance

    Poland takes pride in being a part of the strongest alliance in the world, NATO. However, Minister Błaszczak emphasized that the responsibility for defending the country ultimately falls on Poland. Therefore, the Polish Armed Forces must be strong enough to safeguard every corner of Polish territory.

    Poland’s commitment to strengthening its military serves not only as a defense strategy but also as a deterrent against potential aggressors. In a world where security concerns persist, Poland remains steadfast in its resolve to ensure the safety and sovereignty of its nation.

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